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Choice of cryptic or quick puzzle, and (just in case you’ve been wracking your brains) yesterday’s solutions.

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. Class of wage-earners making it a real port (11)

9. Sheep from the West (3)

10. Obvious love for a party plan? (9)

11. Type of source? (5)

13. See grim problems for refugees (7)

14. Such a son normally succeeds (6)

16. A French type can be cruel (6)

18. Edition of new revision lacking one (7)

19. Does it rule the waves? (5)

20. There are strong links between its members (5,4)

21. Obtain a sheep that came back (3)

22. Science often met in its abbreviated form (11)

Down

2. Whiskey or port? (3)

3. It could be the absolute end (5)

4. Gentle nurse? (6)

5. Funfair turns out to be rough (7)

6. Senator is making a claim (9)

7. Egomaniac’s sort of store? (4-7)

8. Thoughtful form of desecration (11)

12. Promise to leave some? (9)

15. Discipline learnt by nieces outside top college (7)

17. Not just dark-haired (6)

19. Member finding a student of the law (5)

21. It may provide transport for the concert (3)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Children’s game (4,3,4)

9. Enquire (3)

10. Fatigue (9)

11. Swarthy (5)

13. Alfresco (4-3)

14. Nakedness (6)

16. Allot (6)

18. Not fact (7)

19. Hard-wearing fabric (5)

20. Protrudes (6,3)

21. Simple tune (3)

22. Very upset (11)

Down

2. Writing fluid (3)

3. Access (5)

4. Not broad (6)

5. Unhappiness (7)

6. Height (9)

7. Invariable (4,3,4)

8. Stargazers (11)

12. Tempting (9)

15. More dense (7)

17. Bury (6)

19. As above (5)

21. Wonder (3)

Wednesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Fact; 3 Swaggers; 9 Ravioli; 10 Onset; 11 Wicketkeeper; 13 Rapids; 15 Vienna; 17 Encyclopedia; 20 Recto; 21 Maestro; 22 Black tie; 23 Eden.

Down: 1 Firework; 2 Civic; 4 Whisky; 5 Goose pimples; 6 Eastern; 7 Site; 8 Domesday book; 12 Macaroon; 14 Panacea; 16 Alumni; 18 Dated; 19 Grub.

QUICK

Across: 1 Dead; 3 Watchful; 9 Soldier; 10 Utter; 11 Anticipation; 13 Cranny; 15 Prison; 17 Extortionate; 20 Aroma; 21 Dissent; 22 Mastered; 23 Stay.

Down: 1 Distance; 2 Allot; 4 Abrupt; 5 Counterpoise; 6 Fatuous; 7 Lure; 8 Disconsolate; 12 Ancestry; 14 Anxious; 16 Stodge; 18 Alert; 19 Calm.